Unidentified, Portrait of a Gentleman, miniature in relief (wax), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith Coon Carr, 1966.4.3
In this wax miniature the artist modeled the gentleman’s “pigtail queue” hairstyle, ruffled cravat, and stiff frock coat. The profile view and vivid blue background call attention to the sitter’s dignified posture. The elaborately detailed frame, which the sitter would have chosen beforehand, also emphasizes his elegance and taste.
Portrait of a Gentleman
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- Not on view.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Edith Coon Carr
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- miniature in relief (wax)
- Portrait male – unidentified – profile
- Portrait male – unidentified – bust
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